Saturday, May 29, 2010

King Barack the Verbose. He is less accountable than the older kind of royalty.


One of the chief characteristics of Barack Obama’s speechifying is its contempt for words as anything other than props of self-puffery. Consider, for example, his recent remarks to the graduating class of the United States Military Academy:

“America has not succeeded by stepping out of the currents of cooperation — we have succeeded by steering those currents in the direction of liberty and justice.”

“Steering those currents”? How could even a member of the president’s insulated, self-regarding speechwriting team be so tin-eared as to write that line? How could the president be so tone-deaf as to deliver it in May of 2010? Hey, genius, if you’re so damn good at “steering currents,” why not try doing it in the Gulf of Mexico?

As for many great “thinkers,” for Barack Obama and his coterie words seem to exist mostly in the realm of metaphor rather than as descriptors of actual action actually occurring in anything so humdrum as reality. And so it is that, even as his bungling administration flounders in the turbulent waters of the Gulf, on the speaker’s podium the president still confidently sails forth deftly steering the ship through the narrow ribbon of sludge between the Scylla of sonorous banality and the Charybdis of gaseous uplift.

Two years ago this week, then-Senator Obama declared that his very nomination as Democratic-party presidential candidate (never mind his election, or inauguration) marked the moment when “our planet began to heal” and “the rise of the oceans began to slow.” “Well, when you anoint yourself King Canute,” remarked Charles Krauthammer the other day, “you mustn’t be surprised when your subjects expect you to command the tides.” READ MORE...

5 comments:

  1. Plug the damn hole----O'h the disapointment that pervaded Barney Frank's Psyche when he realized that the president meant the oil spill hole instead of his asshole.

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  2. The grand illusion------Bad! Bad! Bad! week for the Turd in Chief----the chorus of voices in Obama's fan friendly media are beginning to ask "where's the beef," and it's plain to see that his media lackeys are beginning to have a beef with him.

    Soon the lament will be, by media decree, can't this false Messiah say anything without his teleprompters.

    Is it possible that the media is emerging from their self-induced-coma-----once a magician's bag of tricks are exposed, what does he do for an encore----that's easy in the Turd's case-------------------********MELTDOWN*******

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  3. Because of the Turd's ""NARZISSISMUS,"" the love and probaly sexual desire for his own body, the prick went overt with his socialism, and now his handlers are in damage control----to late----the cat is out of the bag, and now the Turd's future will be no different then Barney Franks Asshole, it will be pounded again and again by the rising tide of people who now see this Imposter for who and what he really is----

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  4. """Where's the Beef is more apropos then where's the Chief"""
    What a loser.

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  5. Thank you for the comedy------The two-bit carnival barker made a speech today at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University----

    The Embarassing Utter Failure-------the Chicago street thug in his typical soporific verbosity of opacity and mindless dreck serenaded an audience of Obamadites with a public declaration, (I will not stop misrepresenting the facts,) no matter how much my opponents bring to light my faults and crimes---

    This prick went from public veneration to shamful degeneration, and everytime he speaks now, he engages in an indecent exposure of himself---after the November elections he will be in fast-mode Deterioration------

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